Dacombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Dacombe family

The surname Dacombe was first found in South Devon at Daccombe, a hamlet near Coffinswell which sits in the Daccombe or Aller Brook drainage basin. The manor of Doccombe, Daccombe, or Dockham, in the parish of Moreton Hampstead in Devonshire was well established over the years and still formed part of the possessions of the church of Canterbury in the 19th century. However, one of the earliest records of the surname was found in the parish of Brading on the Isle of Wight at Park Manor, where John Daccombe and his coparceners were holding half a knight's fee there in 1346. At the beginning of the 14th century Thomas Gatcombe was listed as owner of Park Manor but many believe that his surname should have been Daccombe. Another Thomas Daccombe was High Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset in 1397.

Important Dates for the Dacombe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dacombe research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1166, 1451, 1539, 1455, 1487, 1570, 1618, 1616, 1618 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Dacombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dacombe Spelling Variations

Dacombe has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Daccomb, Daccombe, Daycome, Dackome, Dackombe, Daicomb, Daicombe, Dacombe, Dacomb, Dacum, Dacumb and many more.

Early Notables of the Dacombe family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dacombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dacombe migration to the United States

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Dacombes to arrive on North American shores:

Dacombe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Douglas Dacombe, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Dacombe (post 1700)

  • Graham Dacombe, New Zealand footballer, the first player to score four goals in one final at the 1972 Chatham Cup
  • Bill Dacombe, British co-founder of Campbell Lutyens,an independent private equity advisory firm in 1988

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